If anybody uses some racial name against you, you know how stupid they are. In the real sense, "Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me" (unless you are silly enough to allow them to). Anybody who says anything against you because of your age, race, sex or whatever status is simply displaying their own stupidity.
On the other hand, never display your own stupidity, or be stupid, by being overweight, not having a good attitude, smoking cigarettes, using drugs, having unprotected sex, complaining, or eating or buying the foods you shouldn't eat or buy, etc.
Sticking to a diet is neither good nor bad, it is something you either do or don't do. I hesitate to have people be happy about losing weight, because I do not want them to become unhappy when they don't lose and/or they do gain weight instead. In a very real sense, it is "strictly business" and you either do it or don't do it. Stay focused, "Perseverance Is Everything."
In life, there is only room for good thoughts, and everything else is strictly business. In business you make up your mind what you're going to do, do it, and accept the consequences. To make life simple and easy on yourself, most enjoyable, although not without problems, do the things that you know you should do ("Do the right thing").
While some think "It's the economy, Stupid!" the real truth is "It's you and me that are stupid," when we do the things we should not do.
H. Robert Silverstein, MD